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Title: Polyacrylates with High Biomass Contents for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives Prepared via Mini-emulsion Polymerization

Source: Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. Volume 51, 2012; pp. 12145-12149.

Author(s)Pu, Gang; Dubay, Matthew R.; Zhang, Jiguang; Severtson, Steven J.; Houtman, Carl J.

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4709-3B

Abstract: n-Butyl acrylate and other acrylic monomers were copolymerized with an acrylated macromonomer to produce polymers for pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications. Macromonomers were generated through the ring-opening copolymerization of L-lactide and ε-caprolactone with 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) at an average molar composition of 5:4:1, respectively. Conversion in the mini-emulsion polymerization was followed using Raman spectroscopy and was nearly complete within 2 h. Testing of these adhesive polymers indicates that performance properties meet or exceed those of commercial water-based acrylic PSAs.

Keywords: pressure sensitive adhesive; surfactant; migration

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 1,462 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/05/2013

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RITS Product ID: 65040
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Houtman, Carl J.
Chemical Engineer

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